South Sudan Deals With Extreme Heat, Schools Shut Down Until Further Notice


In response to soaring temperatures, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in South Sudan has just issued a statement emphasising the need for precautions due to the upcoming heatwave. The excessive heat, as a result of climate change, has led to noticeable health impacts, prompting authorities to take proactive measures.

Here’s the official statement

To ensure public safety, certain procedures have been put in place

South Sudan’s MoH has advised closing schools temporarily and encouraging parents to limit outdoor activities for children. Starting today, citizens have been advised to prepare for an extreme heatwave that is expected to last two weeks.

They also warned that any schools found open during this time, would have their registration withdrawn.

“Excessive Heat”


South Sudan’s climate is known for its high temperatures, making it one of the hottest countries globally. But this situation serves as a reminder of the importance of tackling climate change, and now!


As the country begins to navigate through this heatwave, it’s crucial for everyone to stay informed, take necessary precautions, and making sure you’re staying well hydrated!

One resident of Juba took advantage of the bright rays

Fried eggs anyone?




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